Arena With Seán Rocks

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    on Friday's show.......56 Irish writers looked to works in the National Gallery to inspire their contributions to the book 'Lines Of Vision: Irish Writers On Art'. Tonight in an Arena special four of those writers explain their choices and what it was about particular paintings that inspired them

    Arena Friday 28 February 2014

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    Book Review: A Darker Shade

    A Darker Shade is a collection of 17 short stories from some of Sweden's most accomplished and prolific authors, as well as some authors unheard of outside of Ireland, Arlene Hunt has read it and chats to Sean about it. Published by Head of Zeus
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    Playwright Geoff Power on his play Retreat

    A play that opens in Dublin next week tells the story of a woman who suffers from depression following the death of her mother. It's called Retreat and playwright Geoff Power is in studio. www.thenewtheatre.com
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    Album Reviews

    Pharell Williams - GIRL, Blood Red Shoes by Blood Red Shoes and the 12th album from Drive By Truckers, English Oceans. Sinead Ni Mhordha and Simon Maher review.

    Presenter: Seán Rocks

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    Music Played on the Show

    • 19:17
      Title: Nothing Arrived
      Composer: O'Brien, C.J.
      Performer(s): Villagers
      Performer(s): Villagers
      Album: Nothing Arrived - Single, Domino
      Duration: 3:58
    • 19:32
      Title: Never Gonna Walk Away
      Composer: Burch/Arkins/Walsh/Blackwell
      Performer(s): The Original Rudeboys
      Performer(s): The Original Rudeboys
      Album: Never Gonna Walk Away - Single, Gotta Run Records
      Duration: 4:02

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